According to an article from, Joseph Viechnicki, DDS (pictured), an orthodontist from Bethlehem, Pa, played in this year’s US Senior Open Championship, which took place from July 28 to 31.

Viechnicki, an amateur golfer, played in the 32nd Senior Open, the US Golf Association’s premier event for players older than 50, which was held at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio.

Viechnicki, 58, was one of only 25 amateurs who have qualified for the 156-player field. He earned a spot in the open last month at the Country Club at Woodmore by sinking a 4-foot birdie putt on the first sudden-death playoff holeto win a six-man playoff for the final spot.

Viechnicki, who has orthodontic practices in Bethlehem and Kutztown, Pa, is a past president of Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley Orthodontic Society.